Thanks. I hope it looks good. The house is a ranch but has a second floor full height attic and relatively steep slope. From the street the roof is very visible and the pitch should show the dimensional appearance of the shingle. The brownstone color does not attempt to imitate slate, and looks quite blended with our brownish brick ranch. All the other trim, soffits, gables, garage door, entry doors, gutters, etc. are all in the same brown color, so it should blend very nicely, as did the prior Certainteed roof.
I would have prefered some other shingle styles if it were only a matter of appearance, but the 425 lb. shingles are not offered in the other styles we considered. The Landmark and Independence shingles are both very nice, but are thinner and weight closer to 300 lbs per square. The Presedentials are offered in a triple layer heavy shingle, but they form a very odd diagonal pattern on all of the 6 homes we visited where Presidential was installed. Straight on view they look great, but they have an odd appearance when viewed from an oblique angle.
My wife and I are both retired so we spent 2 months driving around, looking at installations, and asking a lot of questions.
I am a retired engineer, so my questions were, as you might imagine, more technical. My contract is 4 pages long, one page the standard legal stuff, and 3 pages of specifications for the ice and water shield, underlayment, valleys, flashing, and a couple squares of Flintastic 3 ply used in the low slope areas.
I’ve told you a lot more about my job than you probably want to know.
But I am hoping it all goes as planned.
Once again, thanks to all.